JOSE MOURINHO has made good on his pledge to invite the ball boy who helped Tottenham beat Olympiacos to a team meal.Young Callum Hynes was lauded for “assisting” Harry Kane’s equaliser in midweek when quickly lobbing the ball back to Serge Aurier after it went out for a throw-in.4 Kane introduced the ball boy to the team4 Coach Mourinho caught up with HynesThe ensuing attack reached striker Kane via Lucas Moura, the England star finishing off the move to level the scores as Spurs went on to win 4-2.New boss Mourinho instantly recognised the importance of Callum’s speedy thinking and went across Tottenham Stadium to embrace the lad.Before Spurs’ game with Bournemouth on Saturday, the regular team meal featured Hynes as a special guest.Kane and Mourinho took the youngster around the table to meet the team.Callum then took his place at the end of the table before no doubt re-assuming his duties in the Premier League clash.The Cherries headed to North London on Saturday with Mourinho boasting a 100 per cent record from his two games in charge.4 Callum sat opposite Davinson Sanchez4 Toby Alderweireld was among those thanking the ball boy for his worklatest sports newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic£1 FREE BET Try your luck with a free bet on any sport with LadbrokesAnd the Portuguese coach has been keen to implement a work ethic across the squad that includes the ball boys.As a former ball boy himself, Mourinho has previously remarked: “I even knew where the players wanted the ball for a corner, so they didn’t need to touch the ball.”Famously, he even sacked all of Manchester United’s youngsters for throwing the ball back too sloppily.Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho praises ball boy at Champions League clash against Olympiakos
Parents, please take note. Researchers have demonstrated an association between regular physical activity during childhood and higher lung function in adolescent girls compared to boys. A recent study examined the relationship between physical activity, from childhood to young days and lung function in adolescence in 2,300 boys and girls participating in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). “The high prevalence of physical inactivity observed in children is worrying. Extrapolated to the population as a whole, this is a factor that could have a considerable impact on lung function,” said researchers. “Strategies for promoting physical activity in childhood could be highly beneficial for the respiratory health of the population,” they added. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAccording to the researchers, the children’s physical activity was recorded using an Actigraph sensor over seven-day periods at 11, 13 and 15 years of age and their lung function was analysed by spirometry at 8 and 15 years of age. The children’s parents also completed questionnaires on socio-demographic, psychological and lifestyle-related factors. The researchers defined low, moderate and high physical activity trajectories. In contrast, no such association was observed in boys. One possible explanation, according to researchers, is that “growth spurts occur earlier in girls than in boys, so any effect of physical activity on lung function can be more easily observed at an earlier age in girls”. The findings showed that less than 7 per cent of the children achieved the level of physical activity recommended by the WHO.